Action for childrenChildren ages 5 to 13 will find plenty...

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July 25, 1996|By Will Reichel

Action for children

Children ages 5 to 13 will find plenty of action and summer fun today at the 1996 City-Wide Obstacle Course Race. Each participant will be placed in one of three age groups, and contestants will have two timed opportunities to climb, jump, slide and crawl through one of the city's most challenging obstacle courses.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the "Du" Burns Arena. Participants will face hurdles, ladders, a balance beam, a tunnel and several other obstacles on their way to the finish line, where a surprise will provide the perfect finale to the exciting competition. T-shirts will be awarded to the male and female champions in each age group, and each child will receive a certificate for participating in the event.

The "Du" Burns Arena is at 1301 South Elwood St. Registration fee is $2 per child. Call (410) 396-4202.

International Day

This Saturday, the summer-long Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival series will present Columbia International Day from noon to 10: 30 p.m. This program on the lawn of the Columbia Town Center Lakefront will feature a diverse lineup of musical acts. Performers scheduled to appear include the Trinidad and Tobago Steel Orchestra, Brasilia, the Totally Confused Horns and Totally Hot Horns.

The festival will continue to present movies and musical acts on the lakefront through Sept. 1. On Monday and Friday evenings at dusk, the festival sponsors Family Film Nights. Scheduled presentations include "The Postman" (a 1995 Best Picture nominee) on Aug. 2 and the classic children's movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" on Aug. 5.

Musical acts scheduled for the coming weeks include the country band Lone Starlets Aug. 1 and the boogie-woogie of Deanna Bogart on Aug. 7.

The Columbia Town Center Lakefront is located off Little Patuxent Parkway. There is no fee for admission to Festival programs. Concerts held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday begin at 8 p.m; Sunday concerts begin at 6: 30 p.m. For information regarding schedule updates, rain cancellations and additional performances, call (410) 715-3388.

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